Canadian Solar begins operation on 2 plants in Japan

The Chinese company today announced the commercial operation of two PV power plants in Japan, totalling 12.7 MW.

Luminous Energy approved for 300 MW in Australia

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland.

ACC announces rooftop project with Chinese food & beverage supplier

Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has a signed a power purchase agreement with Wahaha Group for a 3.5 MW commercial PV project. The capacity will be developed at 2 sites in Quzhou, Zhejiang province.

Ukraine: 39 groups apply to build solar plants in Chernobyl wasteland

More than three decades after the catastrophic Chernobyl meltdown, the plan to use the nuclear wasteland for solar energy is slowly taking shape.

WFES 2017: United Arab Emirates reveals new energy strategy

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) energy minister has presented the country’s new energy strategy at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). Dubai appears to be the most active of the seven emirates comprising the country.

India’s ReNew Power secures $390 million in multilateral financing

The independent power producer will use the long-term debt financing to build 398MW of solar capacity in the Indian states of Telangana and Jharkhand, as well as 311 MW of wind farms.

BYD plans 200 MW PV project in MENA

BYD has announced plans for major expansion in the Middle East region, including the construction of a 200 MW PV power plant. The project is expected to feature a storage application and aims to raise the company’s profile in the region.

Japan to build its largest rooftop PV plant at 7.5 MW

The Redwood Group will install PV modules on a second roof at a distribution center in Osaka, adding another 4 MW to an existing plant.

Mercom: India falls behind on installation targets

With 25 of India’s states falling behind on Renewable Purchase Obligation targets, the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is now requesting that the individual states take action to ensure compliance.

EU ProSun casts doubt on Solar Power Europe manufacturing figures

The conflict between the two organizations goes beyond policy approaches, with EU ProSun stating that SolarWorld was never contacted for information.